Regulator publishes July monthly dashboard report into coronavirus impact
The number of empty homes let by social landlords increased by more than 76% in July when compared to the previous month, new data from the Scottish Housing Regulator has revealed.
July’s monthly dashboard report showed that lets to people who are homeless increased by around 28%, and when added to empty homes put to use as temporary accommodation account for about 47% of total lets. The number of people applying as homeless and the number of people in temporary accommodation both increased.
The report is designed to help the Scottish Government and social landlords to understand the continuing impact of coronavirus and to support the work of the Social Housing Resilience Group.
Since April, all social landlords have been providing the Regulator with a monthly return on a small set of key measures that focus on the main areas of impact on landlords’ operations.
Landlords are due to submit the next monthly return for August on September 7.